Join us for the launch night of Now Draw the Curtain on the 2nd of November, 2022, starting 7pm till late.
Now draw the curtain is an exhibition by Ana Curbelo, the award-winning illustrator, that brings together a body of work developed over the last four years.
Over three rooms, the exhibition traces an evolution that has affected both her palette and the mood her work evokes. The humorous militant feminism of her early illustrations, characterised by punchy colours and rotund anatomies, has gradually given way to greater introspection and a mostly monochromatic execution. The subtle gestural elegance of her most recent work, in black and white, reflects a thoughtful contemplation of emotional intimacy, which serves as a satisfying counterpoint to her more socially committed earlier work.
About the artist:
Born in London, Ana grew up in the Canary Islands. In 2010 she left to study graphic communication at Loughborough University. She now works from her studio in Stoke Newington, London.
Ana has worked as an illustrator internationally with clients such as Microsoft, BBC, and Vice, creating characters with a very distinct personal style. Her best known work are her illustrations for The Tampon Book, which helped change German law and won several awards, including a White Pencil in Impact at D&AD, and a Grand Prix at Cannes Lions, attracting worldwide press interest.
RSVP for free margaritas and pizza whilst they last on the night of the launch.